LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

August 21, 2019

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What's Been HAppening?

We are gearing up to welcome back our students in a few weeks who have chosen face to face! Our cafeteria and classrooms are set up to support social distancing!

Football Schedule

What happened to Pre-AP?

This year, Lago Vista High School changed the name of our pre-AP classes to College Ready (CR). A committee of teachers and faculty decided that the name college ready painted a clearer picture of the drive behind the curriculum of those classes. These classes are designed to prepare students for upper level advanced classes whether that is AP, OnRamps, etc.

two school holidays are coming up - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 and Tuesday, September 8. ENJOY THIS EXTRA TIME WITH YOUR FAVORITE VIKINGS! They will not have expectations to engage in Canvas these two days.

Need a Thermometer?

Lago Vista ISD is requiring that all students be screened prior to coming onto campus, which includes having a temperature taken. We hope to assist families who do not currently own and who will have difficulty acquiring a thermometer. Please complete ONE REQUEST FORM PER FAMILY.


Lago Vista ISD requiere que todos los estudiantes sean examinados antes de ingresar al escuela, lo que incluye tomar la temperatura. Esperamos ayudar a las familias que actualmente no poseen y que tendrán dificultades para adquirir un termómetro. Complete UN FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD POR FAMILIA.


Click here to complete the request form.

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Attendance Matters

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be engaged in Canvas everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:45 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.


For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:


3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home and phone call from the principal.

7 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.

10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.


Our campus goal is to reach 97% attendance each day.


Thanks for your support!

How to check your student's grades:

As you are aware, Lago Vista High School uses Canvas for delivering assignment information and communicating with our students. LVHS will be using the gradebook function in Canvas to communicate grades with parents and students. A weekly average only will be posted in TxConnect and parents can use Canvas to see the posted assignments that make up that current grade. Here are a few of the benefits of using the Canvas gradebook:

  • Integration with the Assignments and Quiz functions within Canvas (auto grading, streamlined feedback, peer editing).
  • Instant and improved communication with students on their assignment grades.
  • Observer view (Parent view) allows for the parent to see grades and have access to the content as well as teacher comments.
  • Uniformity of Canvas gradebook use across campus.
  • Parents can still use TxConnect for a “big picture” look at a student’s grade and use Canvas for a detailed contextual look at student’s grades.
  • In many cases, parents can access the actual assignment turned in by their student. This eliminates student responses of “I turned it in.” and “I’m not sure why I got a bad grade.”


Parents can create a Canvas Parent account by following the steps found here: https://sites.google.com/lagovista.txed.net/technology/canvas. An even easier option is to have your student log in to their Canvas account and show you their current assignments and grades.

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Dress Code

Although we are not currently in school, please keep in mind that dress codes matter even during remote learning. Students should closely follow the school dress code when they are participating in Google Meets with teachers and peers.

StayAlert System Reminder

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

To whom should i talk to about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early :

512-267-8300, extension 5500


Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kat_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5506


Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


Career and Tech Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Elanna_Hylander@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5510


Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our principal, Stu_Taylor@lagovista.txed.net or assistant principal, missy_howard@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500